In the center of the white triangle, the flag comprises of sun, 8 rays and three stars. The sun speaks about unity, willpower and freedom from the Spanish rule, the 8 rays signifies the eight provinces that revolted against the Spanish and the three stars represent the three geographical locations of the country.
Though the Philippine flag has undergone a long time evolution and faced various controversies to get to the final stage the proud country holds today, it still remains to stand up for its great significance.
Philippines in addition to the many things that it is famous for, is also known for its glorious food. The exotic country is known for gifting travellers delectable and tempting delicacies. It is also credited with being one place where its people love innovating and trying out new dishes with what they can get. And so a visit to the country obviously means that you can be ready to unlock an exciting array of food. Filipino food is also labeled as being quite different from others, a unique mixture of western and eastern cuisine.
Eating good food while they travel places is one of the best things marketing executives like about their job. And it gets better when you are out for a direct marketing campaign in a place like Philippines. My friend working for TC World Ltd who was recently out on a campaign could not just stop talking about the delightful experience he had in the country. “It was a treat to my palate” he exclaimed!
July and August are the rainy months of Philippines and yes it rains a lot. However, there are still a lot you can do in the country and it will be a good idea to stay out of the seas during this time and stay away from the East coast which is prone to typhoons. During July August you may not get much beach activities but the rains are great for photography. May-June to September-October is generally regarded as the typhoon months and the best time for beach activities would be November to April. However, as the locals say the sun does come out and the rains are a treat if you don’t mind getting wet. Be prepared for flight delays during the rainy season.
Now, for a couple of ‘off the beaten track’ places in Philippines…
This is a country that is an Archipelago and wherever you go you are sure to reach islands with white sandy beaches. However, unlike the hordes of tourists who visit Thailand and Bali and other South East Asian countries some of the places in Philippines are still quiet. The people in islands are laid-back and friendly and unlike the big city of Manila and most islands have excellent snorkeling.
Direct marketing has become the norm these days and there are a lot many students who plan to take up a career in this field thanks to the huge salary, benefits and incentives that it offers. Most of the direct marketing companies today, including famous and reputed ones like Oracle Advertising reward their top sales executives by offering them tour packages to some of the most exotic places on the planet.
Mention about an exotic place and Philippines is there, right on the list. One among the best tourist hotspots, this country has become the favorite of many executives today. Talk to them and they will tell you that it is the beaches there that they love the most. “Beaches offer great relaxation and are one of the best places to unwind during a well-deserved holiday” is what a direct marketing executive had to tell me. And yes of course, this beautiful country has some great tropical beaches to boast about.
Skip the regular beaches and head straight to the unexplored sandy coasts to soak up the sun and surf this holiday. There are many lesser known beaches in India and around including the White Beach in Boracay, Philippines and Cherai beach in Kerala among many others. Though these two are separated by thousands of miles, the intriguing charm and the laid back milieu will put both in the same league.
The 10-km-long Cherai Beach, fondly called the 'Princess of the Arabian Sea', will ensure an interesting beach holiday spot. Visit a fishermen's village, try netting some prawns for your dinner or better still ask for some interesting things to do in Cherai from the tour operators like Karma Kerala, who would only be happy to share the lesser known secrets of Cherai to you!